Everything is now different and we then experience a fear of the unknown and often grave uncertainty. Can we accept our new changes and how will we cope with them?
When change happens we have to come to terms with what is happening and meet “life on life’s terms.” This is not an excuse for giving up your power and just accepting anything that comes along, but with some things we have just got to accept that they are happening and ‘go with the flow’. If there are decisions to be made and we are in doubt about anything , DONT ACT - DO NOTHING should be the slogan. You are always the constant in your life and your security and sense of peace comes from within. Things have a way of working themselves out, and everthing is for a reason. How many times have crazy things happened and on reflection we can see that we have learnt so much and been so much stronger after the event. Acceptance is the real answer,we might not be able to change others or situations but we can change ourselves and how we view the world and how we deal with it. Reactions to situations not the situations themselves are what is important. So maybe choosing to move forward when we experience setbacks, disapointments or frustrations, instead of ‘rolling over and playing dead!’, thinking everything is beyond our control, is the answer. Hitting our heads agaist a brick wall will hurt us and only us. Feelings are so hard to deal with when we dont feel in control of our situations but they wont kill us, the trick is not to let them consume our days and nights and take our sense of peace away.Accepting ‘life on lifes terms’ can also be very empowering, by recognising our feelings however negative and accepting they are what they are and taking positive action.
Keeping our sense of peace and equilibrium is really important, we are so important, if we are unhappy and afraid we affect all those around us and fear breeds and grows so quickly if left unchecked. Try to see life as a bit more of an adventure, sometimes life becomes a little monotonous and a change is really exactly what we need. Maybe we sometimes need to change things about oursleves. Living life on life’s terms is not so bad after all !
CRYSTAL OF THE WEEK –
Balancing the thyroid with healing crystals
Thyroid malfunctions can lead to irritability, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. The thyroid can affect adults, teens,and even children. Two kinds of thyroid problems exist: hypothyroid where the thyroid gland is underactive or sluggish leading to weight gain and difficulty in shedding weight and hyperthyroid or an overactive thyroid which results in weight loss and the inability to gain weight despite increased intake of food.
Apart from the physical symptoms related to weight, depression, anxiety, irritability, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbances, negative thoughts and fears are other symptoms associated with thyroid disfunction; these can be minimised with alternative therapies like crystal healing.
Balancing properties: Healing crystals for the thyroid can be worn as bracelets, pendants or carried around in your pocket in the form of a tumbled stone. If you are not one for carrying or wearing crystals, placing a large stone by your bedside/office table works just as well.
The following healing crystals can be used for balancing symptoms associated with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid.
• Amber, more of a resin than a crystal is a lovely goldenish-brown and is especially helpful in underactive thyroid glands. Amber boosts absorption of iodine and has been used since ancient times for iodine deficiency. It is best worn as a necklace or a pendant, and is easily available and affordable.
• Blue Chalcedony, a beautiful pastel blue crystal works primarily as a relieving stone soothing an overactive thyroid and reducing nervous tension. It can be worn as a pendant or a necklace and reduces anger, anxiety and mood swings.
• Aquamarine, bluish gre
en in colour is readily available, but is expensive. It works as a balancer for both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid. An effective regulator of the glands, aquamarine also helps release negative thoughts, memories and unnecessary attachments to people and incidents of the past.
• Royal blue with silvery-gold flecks, lapiz lazuli has been a popular choice for healers since centuries. It harmonises the thyroid glands, promotes mental harmony and focuses on what’s truly important.
Healing crystals work slowly but surely. Effects can be felt within a week of regular contact with the crystal. Wearing them has no side effects, but wear them only after cleansing the stone.
ANGEL OF THE WEEK - Angel Numbers and Number Sequences From The Angels
A message from Doreen Virtue:
The angels do their best to get our attention and to communicate with us. In this way, they help us heal our own lives. However, we often discount the signs they give us, writing them off as mere coincidences or our imagination. The angels say: “We can’t write our messages to you in the sky. You’ve got to pay attention and believe when you see any patterns forming in your life especially in response to any questions or prayers you’ve posed. When you hear the same song repeatedly or see the same number sequence, who do you think is behind this? Your angels, of course!”
Your angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways. First, they subtly whisper in your ear so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly. For instance, you may frequently see the number sequence 111, and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads 1:11 or 11:11.
The second way in which angels show you meaningful number sequences is by physically arranging for, say, a car to drive in front of you that has a specific license plate number they want you to see. Those who are aware of this phenomenon become adept at reading the meaning of various license plates.
Go to the Doreen Virtue website where you will find all the meaning of angels numbers and there combinations.
HEALTHY LIVING -
SUMMER PESTS IN CYPRUS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
Living in Cyprus we all know how irritating and painful it can be when we get a mosquito bite.
Below are some of the remedies for taking away that itch and reducing the swelling of your bite and are things we have in our homes without having to go to the chemist.
If you are prone to getting bitten even after spraying or applying cream to prevent bites, do see your Chemist who may advise an antihistamine tablet or injection.
Electric plug ins can ward off these summer pests indoors and the spiral rings for burning which last up to 7 hours are particularly good when sitting outside in the evening. I personally use the spiral rings inside too as I find them the most effective. These can be bought at any supermarket.
HERB OF THE WEEK –
BEST WEİGHT LOSS HERBS
Bitter Orange * Cacao * Chickweed * Coconut oil * Coffee * Fennel Seed * GarciniaFruit *Grapefruit * Guarana * Gurmar * Hibiscus *Hoodia
Kelp/Bladderwrack *Pomegranate *PricklyPear * BlackTea * White Kidney Bean *White Willow Bark *
Herbal remedies for weight loss are one of the most popular uses for herbs and also the most misused and misunderstood.
Everyday we are told about natural weight loss products on TV, on the radio, and those annoying pop up ads on the web. Most of these take the form of cleverly named, overpriced supplements that mash together a potpourri of weight loss herbs in a proprietary blend (meaning we want to hide the ingredients). Herbal supplements that contain a laundry list of every popular diet herb not only cost much more than bulk herbs, some are downright unsafe. You have better and cheaper options right in your garden and kitchen.
Homemade diet helpers –
Recent cacao studies show that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner than those who dont, well those who regularly have small amounts !!!! Because natural theobromine in chocolate produces an enjoyable ‘feel good’ effect in the brain, the positive feeling can help support you in support of your diet goals and along with cardio vascular exercise can reduce calorie intake.
Cayenne, along with other peppers strengthen digestion and lessen the chance of bacterial infections from unsanitary food and water. Cayenne peppers also lessen the gas and bloating that comes from eating heavy greasy foods. Cayenne helps boost your metabolism and induces the body to burn off more fat.
Grapefruit -increases circulation, stimulated the lymphatic system, and has a cleansing effect on the kidneys which may help to regulate body weight with regular use.
Pomegranates – the punicic acid found in pomegranates is an especially powerful form of CLA, which has been shown to be beneficial in the fight against cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. There seems to be no downside other than cost in adding pomegranate juice to your daily diet.
Tea (black or green) – many studies indicate that green tea has positive effects in the metabolic syndrome and weight loss.
White willow - is used in many weight loss formulas for it’s ability to raise the matabolic rate and enhance the action of other herbs.
Tumeric – is one of the most healthy and inexpensive spices used in cooking, but it also may help to limit weight gain from a high fat diet.
Curcumin – a constituent of tumeric, acts by preventing the formulation of fatty tissue.
The quote for the week :-
The book of the week:-
HEALTHY LIVING WITH A HINT OF THE EASTERN
A cook in the making for healty living could benefit from these two cookery books with receipes from the Mediterranean and the Middle East . Both are in hard back only at present and cost about 20 GBP.
HONEY & CO: FOOD FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
by Itamar Srulovich, Sarit Packer.
Best Newcomer in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. This is our food, this is our restaurant - fresh fruit and vegetables, wild honey, big bunches of herbs, crunchy salads, smoky lamb, bread straight from the oven, old-fashioned stews, Middle Eastern traditions, falafel, dips, and plenty of tahini on everything. Squeeze in, grab a chair, ignore or enjoy the noise, the buzz, and tuck in. Leave room for dessert - cheesecake, a marzipan cookie with a Turkish coffee. Let us look after you - welcome to Honey & Co.
SPICE : LAYERS OF FLAVOUR
by Dhruv Baker
Spices are magical ingredients. Used well, they transform food from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The word 'spice' should not only mean heat or quantity of chilli in a dish. Spice is a reference to the myriad of unbelievable ingredients that for centuries were one of the primary causes of war, of piracy, of exploration and of empire building. We now have these wonderful ingredients on our doorsteps, or even closer, in our spice cupboards, but we still treat them with a degree of confusion if not suspicion. Dhruv Baker has a unique understanding of spice and layering of flavours. In this crafted recipe collection, Dhruv decodes the delicate complexities of spice and shares his spicing genius. Recipes include: Fennel and saffron butter poached lobster Pork tenderloin fritters, achari mayonnaise Cauliflower cheese with cumin and macadamia crust Cardamom, salted pistachios and rose meringues Rum and star anise poached figs.